Frances Antoinette Sweeney of Goshen, N.Y., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. She was 84.
Daughter of John and Catherine (Harvey) McGullam, she was born on Aug. 20, 1934, in Queens, N.Y.
She was the widow of Daniel Bernard Sweeney.
Frances was predeceased by her seven siblings, Jack, Veronica, Stephen, Gerald, Jean William, and Thomas McGullam.
A devoted and loving mother, she is survived by her four children, Barbara Sweeney of Cork, Ireland, Kathleen Sweeney and husband, Jeffrey Marino, of New York City, D.B. Sweeney and wife, Ashley, of Hinsdale, Ill., and Thomas Sweeney and wife, Jami, of New Hampton, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Rhiannon Delphine and Finnavar Nuala Marino, Cade John and Cody Grace Sweeney. and Shaylyn Angelica Sweeney.
Her children recall her quick wit and incisive mind, her love of travel, tennis, and especially opera. Her favorite stories often involved her journeys to attend the classics performed at world-famous venues. Fran was a masterful gardener with a perpetually green thumb and a wizard in the kitchen. A lovely and generous hostess, her passion for cooking and entertaining has enriched the lives of her family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church, 27 High St., Chester, N.Y.
Cremation will be private and burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.